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Chief ICT Officer

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Chief ICT Officer will be responsible for Management of Information communications, technology and computer systems to ensure functionality.

Key responsibilities
·       Liaise with user departments for the development of effective and efficient computerized systems.
·       Develop/design and institute computer-based systems for organization use to ensure security, privacy and integrity of the Corporation’s ICT.
·       Develop and manage ICT projects to improve organizational performance.

·       Institute measures to ensure security, privacy and integrity of ICT systems to ensure continuity of operations.
·       Advise management on the available upgrades, enhancements, integration and utilization options for maximum return on investment.
·       Prepare annual budget for ICT resource allocation and control.
·       Upgrade ICT system to optimize ICT benefits of technological advancement.
·       Archive and facilitate disposal of records for security.
·       Prepare computer backups and keep custody of data and programs for security and recovery.
·       Train and provide support to users for efficient and effective use of ICT systems.
·       Maintain and repair computer hardware to ensure reliable IT equipment for operational efficiency.
·       Maintain and support computer network for reliable connectivity.
·       Install and maintain operating systems and application software for efficient operations.
·       Design and maintain standard reports to facilitate decision-making.
·       Maintain computer assets register for accountability.
·       Advise management on matters pertaining to MIS for decision-making.
Job requirements
·       Degree in Computer Science/Information Systems or equivalent
·       Proficiency in common applications, Certificate in hardware maintenance, Certificate in Records and Archival Science
·       Working experience of 5 years and at least 2 years at Management Level.
·       Good interpersonal relations, communication skills, and Analytical skills
Chief Procurement Officer

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Chief Procurement Officer will be required to provide support services and supply working tools to enable all departments function effectively and efficiently in attaining the goals and objectives for which the organization exists.

Key responsibilities:
·       Formulate and implement procurement policies and procedures
·       Prepare procurement plans for the corporation in liaison with the heads of departments.
·       Prepare procuring formats and documents in line with the procurement procedures..
·       Procure goods and services to ensure smooth operations.
·       Ensure that goods and services ordered are delivered on time and payments made in accordance with the procurement orders and or arrangements.
·       Maintain store records to ensure proper storage and retrieval of information and management of obsolete stores.
·       Co-ordinate provision of office utilities and services to facilitate performance of work.
·       Identify and select credible suppliers.
·       Secretary to the Tender Committee
·       Ensure complete compliance with the procurement Act, rules and regulations.
·       Provide technical advice to management, tender committee, procurement and disposal committees and all the other committees specification in the Act & regulations
·       Participate in preparing departmental budget and manage allocated resources for effective and efficient delivery of services.
Job requirements:
·       Degree in Business Administration or any other business related field.
·       Diploma in Purchase and supplies management from a recognized institution.
·       Proficiency in MS Office applications
·       5 year’s practical working experience in procurement in a public organization, reputable financial institutions or a well established commercial organization.
·       Team player, good communication skills, and negotiation skills
·       Member of a recognized Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Performance Standards
·       Adherence to the Public Procurement and Disposal Act/Regulations 2005/2006
·       Existence and adherence to the procurement plan based on the budget
·       Adherence to the procurement Plan
·       No cases of stock out or overstocking or stock expiries
·       Timely and adequate provision of supplies to ensure smooth flow of operations.
·       Satisfied customers/staff
·       Reduced or no complain on the tendering/ procurement/quotations processes
·       Deadlines met for assigned work
Senior Lending Officer

Reporting to the Head of Credit, the Senior Lending Officer will be responsible for the appraisal process all the way from application for the loan up to the time of disbursement of the loan. Also responsible for the monitoring and control of existing loans to detect early warning signs of delinquency and take corrective action in good time.

Key Responsibilities
·       Develop and implement sound lending policies, procedures and guidelines to facilitate lending of funds to investors.
·       Liaise with the Head of Credit to develop and review criteria for use in lending funds to qualified applicants.
·       Carry out market intelligence to determine competitive lending rates for purposes of benchmarking the Corporation’s lending decisions on market forces.
·       Carry out quarterly review of loan balances against securities charged to facilitate decision-making by management.
·       Review current value of the property against initial appraisal report to update the same (value).
·       Provide extension services to deserving loanees in order to improve their performance and the quality of their services.
·       Follow up repayments in line with the respective repayment schedules already in place.
Job Requirements
·       Bachelor Degree in Business Related field
·       Diploma in Project Appraisal
·       Five Years in credit risk management
·       Good oral and written communication skills, numeracy, computer literacy
Senior Human Resource & Administration Officer

Reporting to the Head of Human Resource and Administration on matters relating to Human Resource Management and Administration.

Key responsibilities
·       Provide professional assistance in the development and implementation of human resources policies, plans and budgets.
·       Assist in conducting workforce analysis and job analysis in order to develop job descriptions and competency profiles. Assess training needs analysis and design and implement relevant training programmes.
·       Assist in co-ordinating the recruitment and selection process, develop and coordinate the implementation of staff induction and on-the-job orientation programmes.
·       Assist in co-ordinating the implementation of the performance management system.
·       Assist in implementation of an effective human resource management information system for monitoring, tracking and evaluating employee activities.
·       Assist in developing and implementing strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure Corporation activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices.
·       Assist in the running of the Administration function including transport, Registry, cleanliness of offices and security.
Job Requirements
·       Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent from a recognized University, possession of a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management will be an added advantage.
·       Must have at least 6 years work experience in a large public institution.
·       Be fully qualified Human Resources professional and a member of a recognized professional body and should have computer skills.
Senior Internal Auditor

Assist the Head of Audit to Design, Plan and Coordinate financial operations compliance with policies, procedures and control systems of the hotel within the general framework of financial plans and budgets to enable the hotel attain maximum efficiency in internal and non-financial controls.

Description of key duties:
·       Perform financial, operational and information system audits on the corporations and subsidiary companies.
·       Liaise with the Head of Audit to prepare annual audit plans and reports based on the risk assessment for approval of the Board.
·       Reviewing the Corporation’s system of internal Controls to make them efficient and effective for implementation purposes.
·       Prepare and review operational manuals and systems and make recommendations for improvement.
·       Review the accounting, financial and other records of the hotels to ensure compliance with the policies and objectives of the company and that they comply with the International Accounting Standards (IAS)
·       Evaluate the maintenance of the Corporation’s assets and liabilities to ensure that expenditure is controlled within the budgetary provisions.
·       Review various operations of the hotels to ensure compliance with laid down policies and procedures.
·       Train management staff to develop basic audit skills to enable them to conduct audits in their respective areas of jurisdiction in compliance with laid down audit requirements.
·       Accumulates data, maintains records and prepares reports on the administration of the audits and other assigned activities.
·       Executes audit engagement projects as per the professional standards in internal auditing.
·       Undertake special investigations, follow-ups and specific analysis as requested for by management and Board.
Job Specification:
·       B. Com (accounting or Finance) or a Business related degree
·       CPA (K), or ACCA, ACA or CIMA, IT, CIA, CISA or Equivalent
·       3 years audit experience in a public organization
·       Strong analytical skills, Excellent Communication, Computer training, Administrative skills
·       Assertive, High Integrity, Honest, Good Interpersonal skills, Patient and good team spirit, non judgmental and a person of independent disposition.
Lending Officer (2)

Reporting to the Senior Lending Officer, the Lending Officers will be required to assist in carrying out the appraisal, monitoring and control functions.

Key Responsibilities
·       Assist the Senior Lending Officer in appraising new projects
·       Maintain contact with clients under appraisal so as to keep then up to date on the progress of their applications.
·       Liaise with the Finance Department to obtain information on loan performance, prepare loan statements and to update the performance of those loans
·       Prepare monthly loan recovery reports for decision making
·       Communicate with the loanees to update them on their balances and advise them accordingly
·       Make site visits to loanees to assess projects and provide feedback to facilitate decision making
Job Requirements
·       Bachelor’s Degree in a business field
·       CPA I or its equivalent
·       2 years in a lending environment
·       Good verbal and written communication skills, honesty and high level of numeracy.
Business Advisory Officer

Reporting to the Chief Business Advisory Officer, the Business Advisory Officer will be required to assist in giving technical assistance and support to potential and existing borrowers.

Key Responsibilities
·       Assist the Chief Business Advisory Officer in giving technical assistance and support to potential and existing borrowers.
·       Liaising with the Lending and Debt Recovery sections to identify areas of need in terms of technical support to reduce loan delinquency.
·       Visit and offer technical assistance and advice to borrowing clients in conjunction with the lending and debt recovery functions.
·       Maintain a record of all borrowers that are a visited on a monthly basis.
·       Perform any other duties as will be assigned from time to time.
Job Requirements
·       Bachelor’s Degree in a business field
·       Certificate in a business course.
·       2 years in business advisory
·       Good negotiation skills, numerate, computer literate, good communication skills.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications / competencies and skills a detailed and updated CV, copies of relevant certificates, details and contacts of three professional references as well as current and expected remuneration to reach the undersigned by 10 December 2010.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Managing Director
Kenya Tourist Development Corporation
Utalii House, 11th Floor
P. O. Box 42013, 00100.

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